If you haven’t been living under a rock you would’ve heard about Professor Jordan B. Peterson by now. If you have not please watch this interview with him here. (yes it’s 3 hours but it will change your life.)
There is so much information that resonated with me I had to listen to his lecture series ‘Maps of Meanings’ on YouTube.
The man is nothing short of a genius (as you would expect of a tenured professor).
His content has inspired me to do some soul searching.
I believe that most of modern depression stems from a feeling of ‘lack of purpose’ or deeper meaning. It drains us of vitality and all the is left is the “Who cares?” attitude and Nihilism (which I firmly believe is one of the contributing factors of the fall of the west). This lack of purpose and meaning is increasingly common in young people, as we struggling to find meaning in a world seemingly void of authenticity. In a world nihilism is praised and meaningful honest expression is laughed at and demonised.
There are two wolves within us – as the Native Indian tale goes. One good and one bad.
One filled with anger, hate, jealousy greed, resentment and lies. The other with honour, love, hope and truth.
You know how it goes. The one you feed wins. We live in a constant flux between these polarities.
So how do we fight off this black dog?
You must understand that this is the ongoing struggle of life. The cycle of birth and death. Most of us do not simply fight one battle and conquer anxiety, stress, depression, war. It is a continuous trial. One I know that you wrestle with. One I know that I wrestle with.
The greatest weapon against this is a meaningful life. As vague and amorphous as the sounds it is the goal that must be hunted relentlessly in order to starve off that wolf.
I cannot tell you your purpose but start at thinking what you value and where you want to be. (and watch Peterson’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbOeO_frzvg don’t worry this one is only 30mins)
I want to bring awareness to the Fatherless Generation that we are plagued with. The negative effects that faithlessness brings to society and civilisation itself. The amount of broken men out there. I am building my life in a way to spark a fire and inspire those that come from a similar background.
Ultimately our challenges are not our own, everyone goes through their own trials. You get through your struggles to show others that they too can overcome their own.
If you grew up alone, with a father in prison you have an advantage over ‘normal’ people. That pain that you have felt all these years. Turn it into fuel. Turn it fire. To quote Metallica turn it into ‘That which you desire!” and better yourself to overcome your obstacles.
We may face additional hurdles but adversary is the best thing in life as it allows you to grow and learn. And by god you have faced adversary from a young age.
Ok spiel off my chest – now for the update.
Happy New Year to all, I trust you brought it in with a bang and now are crushing your goals.
Over the past year I have laid a ton of groundwork in the beginning stages of my adult life. Doing all of my extra curricular activities: online endeavors, participating in the great meme wars over the globalists, gyming 4+ per week. All of which while trying to maintain a somewhat existing social life on top of my 60hr work weeks.
How’s the saying go? Burning the candle on both ends? – and to think I was naive enough to say content would be more frequent. LOL.
The next month or two I have some serious responsibilities to take care of and time is of the essence. Some goals I will have to relentlessly pursuit. This unfortunately will impact the blog so apologies in advance.
I appreciate every view and every comment. This is blog is a personal project and you taking the time to read what I have to say is nothing but humbling.
I am however going to be more active on twitter this year. So if you are on twitter come check it out!